IoT Sensors and Reducing Food Waste

IoT Sensors and Reducing Food Waste

Can IoT sensors reduce food waste? According to a recent article in Supply Chain Dive, sensor technology can reduce food waste by seven percent. The article references a new study published by the World Economic Forum (WEF) in conjunction with McKinsey and Company. The Supply Chain Dive article states (and I quote directly from the article): The inefficient supply chain is one of the main reasons for food waste. Almost one-third of global food production ends up wasted, according to WEF. These loses then lead to added procurement...Continue Reading...
Online Grocery Shopping Options Abound But…

Online Grocery Shopping Options Abound But…

Online grocery shopping is supposed to be the future of how we buy food. But, are we there yet? Are we ready to give up brick-and-mortar stores and rely on someone else to select our fresh and perishable foods? A recent survey published in Supermarket News says, despite many online grocery shopping options, consumers still overwhelmingly prefer shopping for food in grocery stores instead of online. Why? According to the survey done by Vixxo, 87 percent of shoppers still prefer to visit brick-and-mortar stores for primarily two...Continue Reading...
Before and After – The Benefits of Digital Transformation

Before and After – The Benefits of Digital Transformation

Digital transformation – the application of digital technologies to fundamentally impact all aspects of business and society – has been underway for years. Now, more recently, the wave of digital innovation has come to the fresh food supply chain. Growers, shippers, processors, logistics providers and grocers are looking to new software and hardware solutions to drive change that fundamentally improves their business and the products that they offer to their customers. Digital transformation for the fresh food supply chain...Continue Reading...
Fresh Food Sustainability – It’s More Than Field to Fork

Fresh Food Sustainability – It’s More Than Field to Fork

Fresh food sustainability is a far more complex subject that most of us would think. Last week I attended the Trust in Food Symposium which featured viewpoints on fresh food sustainability and food chain integrity from farmers, restaurateurs, food processors and a wealth of NGOs. (In fact, I had no idea there were so many NGOs involved in various aspects of food sustainability.) A representative of the International Food Information Council Foundation presented their recently published 2018 Food and Health Survey. Their research...Continue Reading...
Food Spoilage: The Impact On Your Business

Food Spoilage: The Impact On Your Business

Here’s a food spoilage true story. Over the recent holiday break, I went to my local grocery store (who shall remain nameless) on a Wednesday and purchased a clam shell of name brand strawberries. As usual, they looked fine when I bought them. The next morning, less than 24 hours later, I took them out of my refrigerator and they looked like what you see in the photo above. Mushy. Fuzzy. Inedible. That morning, I took them back to the store and they offered to exchange them. I went to the produce department and looked for another...Continue Reading...